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A post in-which I discuss my flash-first approach to HTML5 animation and video, and also methods of converting your swf Flash work in webm and mp4 video formats.
I also talk about Google Swiffy as an option for converting Flash to HTML5 animations.
A couple of examples in action:
You can also join the discussion over at: http://forrst.com/posts/Flash_is_dead_Long_live_Flash-Gl6
- Do we really need valid CSS as web developers in 2014?
- Just how much importance do search engines place on valid CSS?
- In order to have valid CSS you would possibly need multiple CSS files, and site tools often flag this up as an issue. Which is the lesser of these two evils?
Read the full post here: https://forrst.com/posts/The_value_of_CSS_validation-GKO
As web designers and developers, we've been aware as to the meaning and methods of responsive web design for quite a while. It's become mainstream, with a number of high profile brands adopting the method for their own websites (Disney, Microsoft, Starbucks, to name but a few).
That said, I'm of the opinion that responsive web design still isn't a house-hold name just yet - and I mean this in terms of the client side of the fence.
With this is mind, I feel it is more important than ever to make very clear the details of what you will be providing when quoting for web design projects, even to the point of quantifying separately the time and cost of the responsive considerations of the project - at least to some degree ...
When you think of birds and internet products you think Twitter, right? Go on. Do it. See?
Well, if you're a web developer, there are a another couple of little yellow birds you'd do well to get to know. I'm not talking about The Cheeky Girls after several months of heavy drinking. I'm talking about the little yellow birds of that great little CMS product: Perch.
Some sniffing around web.archive.org has made me aware that it will soon be 10 years since I put up my first freelance portfolio website. August 2003. I was so wet behind the ears I'm surprised said ears didn't drown.